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An American Romance (1944)

Passed | | Drama | 16 April 1945 (Sweden)
Stefan Dangos immigrates to America and works his way up from the iron mines and steel mills to become a great American success story as an industrialist.

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Anton Dubechek
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Teddy Roosevelt Dangos / Narrator (as Horace McNally)
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Katina 'Tina' Dangos
Bob Lowell ...
George Washington Dangos
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Stefan Dangos immigrates to America and works his way up from the iron mines and steel mills to become a great American success story as an industrialist. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After the world premiere in Cincinnati, Ohio, the New York Office of M-G-M ordered 30 minutes to be cut from the film, since exhibitors complained about its length. In his autobiography, King Vidor says he expected the cuts to come out of the documentary footage in the film, but that footage was already wedded to the music. So the cuts came out of the dramatic portions. Many of the actors listed in the cast may not be seen in the 121-minute cut version which Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has shown. See more »

Goofs

As Steve Dangos closes his front door (after arriving home from the board meeting), a hand and lower arm can also be seen closing the door from the outside. See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played in the score at the wedding
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A surprise
5 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I taped this movie and just got around to watching it. As a senior, I was delighted to watch an old fashioned drama of bygone days and I thought Brian Donlevy did a great job. This man never got the recognition he deserved often cast in unfavorable roles. "An American Romance" gave him the opportunity to excel and he did a great job. I realize it is a Rags to Riches story and from the standpoint of contemporary society, a bit "corny", but it nonetheless had a message that hard work and dedication leads to success and happiness.

My only criticism is that it ended too abruptly. I did not watched the 151 minute version. T.C.M. showed a shorter version but I felt ending with world war II and building planes was a bit of a disappointment.

If you are looking for a film to show your grandchildren, this is it!


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